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Out of Season Au-Roadside Plum Tree
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Au-Roadside Plum Tree

High yields and excellent disease resistance.

Enjoy high yields of tasty fruits with dark red skin and flesh. A good choice for fresh eating. Developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Au-Roadside is resistant to black knot, bacterial canker and bacterial fruit spot and tolerant to plum leaf scald. Self-fruitful. Zones 6–8.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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$34.99

For each offer ordered, get 1 Standard 2-4' tree

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Au Roadside'
  • Height: Standard: 20-25 feet
  • Spacing: Standard: 20 feet
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 20 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-fruitful. Better production when pollinated with another AU or Methley plum.
  • Yield: Standard: 120 pounds from mature trees.
  • Color: White
  • Foliage: Dark green leaves.
  • Fruit: Dark red skin and amber flesh, 2-inch fruit, semi-clingstone.
  • Zone: 6-8
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Showy, white blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil. Water plums regularly during hot weather as fruit matures. One inch of water per week is sufficient.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Annual pruning is necessary to train the trees, the required open center form is identical to peaches. As the trees age, they will need heavier and heavier pruning. Always prune Plum trees in the spring, keeping the trees low and well thinned out. Most of the training takes place the first 2 years. Thinning the fruit is also necessary to produce a good crop each year.
  • Comments: Enjoy high yields of tasty fruits with dark red skin and flesh. A good choice for fresh eating. Developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Au-Roadside is resistant to black knot, bacterial canker and bacterial fruit spot and tolerant to plum leaf scald. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-8.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Fruit Trees
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5A 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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